Would you sacrifice sex for well-being?

Would you turn down money if it meant improving your overall health? How about sex? Or the occasional cocktail? A recent survey by Westin Hotels and Resorts found that people across the globe would make some surprising sacrifices if it meant improving their well-being. Westin surveyed more than 6,000 frequent global travelers from the U.S., […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, General, health

Griffin hosts tea party to benefit breast health

Get a head start on Mother’s Day by bringing your mother, daughter, granddaughter, and even your spouse to a The Annual Valley Women’s Health Initiative Tea Party on Sunday, April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Dining Room at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby. Hosted by members of the Valley Women’s Health […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Derby, health

Fairfield’s marriage and family therapy partners with child guidance

Fairfield University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program announces a new partnership with Child & Family Guidance Center of Greater Bridgeport, a collaboration that will expand private counseling options for local families, offer excellent clinical training and research opportunities for Fairfield graduate students as well as provide workshops for area clinicians. The partnership is the first […] [Read More]

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on May 3

Real men wear high heels. At least, they will on May 3 during the Walk A Mile in Her Shoes to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence.  The event  is sponsored by The Center for Family Justice’s White Ribbon Campaign and the Fairfield Police Department. Police Chief Gary MacNamara, who donned glittery red heels […] [Read More]

St. Vincent’s primary care office hosts open house

St. Vincent’s MultiSpecialty Group is sponsoring an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at its new primary care office, Fairfield Medicine, 2355 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. The public is invited  to attend, tour the facility and meet Dr. Anna Pankratov and the staff. Individuals will have an opportunity to speak with […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, General, health

Yale study: Most people oppose weight discrimination

Public support for policies that prohibit weight discrimination and even provide disability and civil rights protection for obese individuals has grown in the past few years, according to a new study by researchers from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. The study is published online in the journal Obesity. Researchers surveyed more […] [Read More]
Categories: health, obesity

Study: Black vegetarians at lower risk for heart disease

Among more than 26,000 black Seventh-day Adventists, those who are vegetarians are at lower risk for heart disease, compared with their meat-eating counterparts, according to results of a new Loma Linda University Health study. The study, available online now in the journal Public Health Nutrition, compared the cardiovascular risk factors between black vegetarians and non-vegetarians […] [Read More]
Patients at the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center will gain access to supportive services thanks to a grant from Pink Aid.

Breast center gets more than $170,000 in grants

  Women with breast cancer will have increased access to support services from the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, thanks to a $52,000 grant from Pink Aid, a grant-based organization founded by Andrew Mitchell-Namdar of Mitchell’s stores; the charity founded by Andrew Mitchell-Namdar of Mitchells Family of Stores; Amy Katz, President of Pink Aid; […] [Read More]